How to Set Up a Lean Factory That Works – Part 2

How can a lean factory tollgate process work? Here is a sample tollgate path for re-working your facility’s layout – or setting it up from scratch. Read Part One Part 2 of Lean Factory: a 2-part series How Can a Lean Factory Tollgate Process … [Read more...]

12 Tips to Sustain Improvement in Lean Equipment Maintenance Programs

Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). Total productive maintenance (TPM). Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM). The guidelines are not new. But for companies that truly want to maximize their equipment uptime, productivity and quality, a … [Read more...]

How to Support a Proactive Culture in Your Facilities Maintenance Department

Facilities maintenance (FM) is often treated as a weak sister by healthcare facility management and doesn’t always get the respect or funding it deserves. Is your FM department properly configured to deliver its full value to your facility’s … [Read more...]

How to Balance Your Preventive Maintenance Workload

Are you tired of that month, quarter or year-end crunch to get your preventive maintenance (PM) work done? Minimize the chance of this happening again with the steps below. Before you begin, some fundamentals: Be comfortable with linking … [Read more...]